Israel Blanco secured a first ever IBSF Para Sport World Cup victory in Lake Placid ©Getty Images

Spain's Israel Blanco earned his first career victory on the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) Para Sport World Cup circuit by triumphing in the second event of the Lake Placid doubleheader.

Blanco placed fourth in the first race of the 2021-2022 season yesterday, but delivered a first run of 1min 00.41sec - bettered only by Britain's Corie Mapp - and a second of 1:00.75 to finish with a winning total of 2:01.16.

The Spaniard's previous best World Cup finish had been second place in Lillehammer in Norway, achieved in January 2019.

Sliders from host nation the United States took the other two podium positions, after Mapp - fresh from finishing second yesterday - delivered only the seventh-quickest time out of the 10 athletes on his second run, with 1:01.23.

The Briton finished fourth overall with 2:01.58.

Steven Jacobo came seventh yesterday, but runs of 1:00.54 and 1:00.88 earned him the silver medal in the season's second event.

He finished 0.26sec behind Blanco, finishing with a total of 2:01.42.

Yesterday's winner Robert Balk remains top of the overall World Cup standings on 425 points after securing a third-place finish today.

Balk clocked 1:00.47 and 1:01.00 on his way to a 2:01.47 finishing total.

Blanco moved up to second in the season's early rankings on 417, with Mapp's 402 rounding off the top three.

Back-to-back IBSF Para Sport World Cups are scheduled to be held in Park City in the US on December 5 and 6, which will mark the halfway stage of the season.

The circuit will then head to Europe in February next year, with two events planned in both Austrian venue Innsbruck and Swiss town St Moritz.